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D.R.Parker from Ogden, Utah is reading Finders Keepers May 20, 2014 - 8:04am

I have taken a couple of classes here, but can't afford the time or cost to take them all. Which classes have you learned the most from?

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Angel Colón from The Bronx now living in New Jersey is reading A Big Ol' Pile of Books May 20, 2014 - 8:54am

Clevenger's and Suzy Vitello's courses. Everything I learned from them has been ESSENTIAL.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest May 20, 2014 - 3:42pm

I haven't taken one here, but I did take one at the old site Cult. It was decent and I did learn a lot but I've seen much better reviews for the classes here. I'm waiting for Ms. Badass', Christa Faust, return to LR. She's the goddamn Goddess of noir. I worship the pages her work has been printed on.

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Angel Colón from The Bronx now living in New Jersey is reading A Big Ol' Pile of Books May 20, 2014 - 3:49pm

If Christa Faust comes up, I would definitely jump in on that. Her work is fan-fucking-tastic.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest May 20, 2014 - 4:59pm

She's been through twice, I think. And I'm pretty sure both classes were about writing the femme fatale.

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Ira Levin May 21, 2014 - 12:28am

I've taken 4: ecstatic states with Lidia Yuknavitch, the anatomy of archetypes with Nik Korpon, 200 proof storytelling with Craig Clevenger, and seductive beginnings with Chuck and Suzy.

All of them have been amazing. I save for months to take these, squeeze it into whatever spare time I have, because god damn they're worth it. I learned so much. 

I would love to take a class with SGJ. 

And, obviously Chuck, if he decides to come back :)

 

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Angel Colón from The Bronx now living in New Jersey is reading A Big Ol' Pile of Books May 21, 2014 - 2:18am

Well, Chuck seemed to enjoy himself. He even recognized me at his NYPL talk with Doug Coupland (I fanboyed HARD).

I'd sign up for that class IMMEDIATELY. His insight was extremely helpful.

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Ira Levin May 21, 2014 - 5:09am

"I fanboyed HARD"

Ha-ha, got to be done :)

Awesome that he recognized you.

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Rob from New York City is reading at a fast enough pace it would be cumbersome to update this May 21, 2014 - 8:18am

Christa, Chuck, and SGJ are on my list of people I'd like to get back soon. As always, it comes down to a matter of scheduling. But, soon, hopefully. 

I hope y'all are checking out Ben Winters' class. I love the concept. The kind of thing you don't realize you need until you've done it. 

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Wendy Hammer from Indiana is reading One Night in Sixes May 21, 2014 - 12:29pm

I've taken a lot of classes here and I've learned something valuable in each and every one of them. 

Classes about the business of submitting, marketing, and querying have been excellent in making the process seem slightly less daunting. 

My favorite craft classes have been Talking Scars with Jack Ketchum, The Choreography of Violence with John Skipp, and the Horror class with Langan, Ford, Files, and Warren, but that could be my genre comfort zone talking. All the rest have given me great feedback, knowledge, cool online writer connections, and short stories to work on. 

I've been lucky that most of the classes had a core group of active participants and engaged instructors. That helps. I save up over the year so I can stack my summers with classes. It's been worth it to me.

I've signed up for 200 Proof Storytelling and The Practical Craft of Fantasy this summer. I'm excited about them both. Okay, when I saw Scott Lynch on the schedule there may have been a "squee" and a dash for the credit card. 

 

 

 

 

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 22, 2014 - 4:33am

Rob taught a self marketing class that was really neat.